eYard, Morpheus Networks, Throughput, and Zainar win pilot projects with Gulftainer to transform the ports and logistics sector
Four tech start-ups, eYard, Morpheus Networks, Throughput, and Zainar, are poised to transform the ports and logistics sector by piloting projects with Gulftainer after winning the Future of Ports 2021 pitch event.
Future of Ports 2021, launched by Gulftainer in partnership with OneValley, is a global pitch event offering tech start-ups a platform to showcase how their solutions can create a disruptive impact and address current challenges in the ports and logistics sector. The winning teams were selected through a rigorous screening process across various categories comprising the Internet of Things, Robo-Doctors, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Drones, Big Data and Blockchain.
eYard won the AI category for leveraging the technology to analyse thousands of potential operational scenarios that can create efficiency for container terminals. It aim to help ports become more competitive and innovative by getting rid of unproductive container moves and optimize delivery time and storage space.
Morpheus Networks, the winner of the blockchain category, offers a SaaS middleware platform that enables trusted and compliant data-sharing across the supply chain, unlocking broad opportunities to improve operational efficiency and customer experience. The platform provides supply chain managers with a Digital Footprint, making shipment and items visible in an automated, safe, and secure supply chain system, thereby saving time and money.
Throughput, the winner for Big Data solutions, uses existing data to rapidly optimize supply chains and address operational bottlenecks. It seeks to improve business outcomes for port operators and their customers using this powerful new tool.
The last winner, ZaiNar, is an innovative application that enables real-time 3D location with sub-meter precision designed to transform how ports manage operations and assets. The company is developing next generation wireless radio location tracking technologies for mobile and IoT applications that provide enterprises with data needed to remain competitive.
Charles Menkhorst, CEO of Gulftainer, commented, “Technology plays a big role in addressing the key challenges in the industry such as lack of tech standards and high cost of legacy systems, while real-time data access and sharing remains a challenge. Start-ups can deliver the key solutions that will address simple customer problems in their daily operations, and this is the best way to attract the attention of port operators. It does not have to be ground-breaking, but it must address their problems in the best possible way as the industry prefers evolution over revolution. We congratulate the winners for showcasing the most promising solutions and we look forward to seeing those technologies deliver the desired transformation across the industry.”